Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our Service & Solidarity Spotlight series, we'll showcase one of these stories every day. Here’s today’s story.
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) workers have long been among the lowest-paid members of the federal workforce. But relentless effort by TSA workers, members of AFGE, means those workers saw their paychecks increase 31% recently. This is the first major pay raise in the agency's 21-year history. “Today is a turning point for TSA, for the workers, for the administration, for America,” said AFGE President Everett Kelley. “Today’s paycheck is more than a monetary incentive. It’s a symbol of respect. It’s a symbol of dignity.”